Zhiyi Wang (@1.57) vs Supanida Katethong (@2.25)

Our Prediction:

Zhiyi Wang will win

Zhiyi Wang – Supanida Katethong Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 08:15

"Zhiyi's music demonstrates an innate lyricism, and also shows a great deal of craft and skill. Like many composers he seeks to fuse the music of Asian heritage with the techniques and forms of Western classical music, and he does so in a very convincing manner. His Asian background is apparent, but he avoids clichs and the obvious.

He has composed a series of music works in different genres, including contemporary classical, film and TV score, modern ballet, musical, world music and pop music. Zhiyis characteristics of composing reflects all the genres he has touched, with a sophisticated amalgam of Oriental tinctures and Western avant-garde, as well as influenced by classical traditions. His works have been performed by leading artists including Yuri Bashmet, Sarah Brightman, Lang Lang, Li-Wei Qin, etc., as well as groups including the China National Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic, NCPA Orchestra, The Orchestra of China National Opera House, The Orchestra of Shanghai Opera House, Brno Philharmonic, China Broadcast Symphony Orchestra, Senzoku Gakuen New Philharmonic, Suzhou Symphony Ochestra, Lviv Chamber Orchestra, Eighth Blackbird, Moscow Soloists, Sound Ways Ensemble, Ensemble Les Amis, ConTempo Quartet, Baroque Camerata, Lemberg Sinfonietta, Villiers String Quartet and many others throughout Asia, North America and Europe.

He later transcribed the orchestral version of the Beijing Olympic Theme Song You and Me for the 2012 New Years Concert at the China National Centre for the Performing Arts, conducted by Lorin Maazel. Zhiyis immense contribution to the spirit of the Ceremonies has been officially acknowledged by the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee. His arrangements included four programs: the theme song, You and Me (performed by Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan), the duet song, Dream of the Five Rings, Ritual Music, and Lighting of the Olympic Cauldron. Zhiyi is an appointed composer for the Opening Ceremony of 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibitions. His Fanfare for the Ceremony was performed when Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee, and Liu Qi, President of the Beijing Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, entered the stadium to make their opening speeches. As a core member of the music crew in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Zhiyi composed various music programs for the Opening Ceremony.

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Though it has a long breath and very delicate sound, a latent tension is possessed within the drive of adagio. The second part reveals an inside throbbing by imitating wings of insects to portrait those subtle affections, which touch our inner feelings in a sentimental way. The first part creates an atmosphere where all four instruments resonate as a group in terms of the dynamic change, the shifting of harmony and the collocation of melodic lines. It reflects certain unpredictable mood that twists without signs. "This three-movement piece unfolds varied waves of sentiments by distinct expressions of strings. The third part is relatively contrastive, from a tranquil start to an insanely wild presto, then back to peace ultimately.

He collaborated with famous singers from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, as well as being actively involved in Chinas most popular singer reality shows, I am a Singer, Grammy Salute to China Star, and X-Factor, creating his own version of classic songs. Moreover, he composed the original music and theme songs for TV series and documentaries, including Romantic Attachment for documentary The Louvre Meets the Forbidden City, which is included in the teaching materials of music for nationwide middle schools in China. In pop music, Zhiyi received two nominations for Best Arranger in the 25th Golden Melody Awards for the album Li Jian Classic Remake Collections. Regarding film and TV, Zhiyi composed an original score for the films, But Always and Highway of Love, for which he received the Discovery of the Year nomination from the 15th World Soundtrack Awards. In 2017, he garnered the Gold Medal from Global Music Awards for his original film score Dali Holiday.

He frequently receives commissions from various orchestras, festivals and organizations. Zhiyi has been Composer-in-Residence at the Shanghai Opera House, the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan, Sacrarium International Composers Forum in Ukraine and the International Contemporary Arts Academy in Romania. Zhiyi serves as a faculty at the Virginia Commonwealth University Global Summer Institute of Music. He was a recipient of the Grawemeyer Fellowship as well as the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Oberlin College. In contemporary domain, Zhiyi has won top prizes from Red Note International Composition Competition, International Alfred Schnittke Composition Competition, Senzoku Gakuen International Composition Competition, Malta International Composition Competition, International Franz Liszt Competition for Composers, International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition and International Antonn Dvok Composition Competition.

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